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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do plumbers charge per hour?

Depending on the service you need (unclogging a drain, fixing a pipe, installing new pipes, etc.), plumbers charge anywhere from $45-$165 per hour. Plumbers often operate on a fixed rate model, too. Some won’t charge hourly rates because the variables involved in their work makes it less practical to do so. 

Plumbers will scope out the work, calculate the cost of parts, and roll it together with other fees to give you an estimate for the job. They may even offer standard flat rates for things like installing a toilet or a sink. Reach out to plumbers near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your project or repair.

Does a plumber need to enter my home?

A plumber will need to enter your home to fix plumbing issues like dripping faucets, clogged sinks or toilets and leaky pipes. They might not need to come into your home if the faulty appliance is located outdoors or in the garage. Before you begin the project, contact plumbers near you to find out they will need to enter your home.  

What happens when a water pipe bursts?

When a pipe bursts, the water can cause indoor flooding and damage your home. If the pipe is in an accessible location, you will likely notice puddles of water right away. However, if the pipe is underground or behind a wall, it may cause reduced water pressure, a sulfur smell or discolored water. All of this can cause significant (and expensive) damage, which is why you should always contact a plumber near you if you suspect your pipes are leaking.

Can a leaking pipe burst?

Yes. A leak in your pipe can build up pressure and wear through the material. Left unchecked, this pressure can cause the pipe to burst. This is why it’s so important to fix your pipes and contact a plumber as soon as you notice a leak — no matter how small or insignificant it may seem. 

Smaller leaks are easier and inexpensive to fix, saving you time and money in the long run. In addition, many insurance policies will not cover water damage for pipes that burst due to gradual leaks.

What do you do if you have a burst pipe?

First, switch off the water supply to reduce the water damage. You should also turn off the electricity for the part of your home that has sustained the leak, as it can be extremely dangerous if the water comes into contact with an electrical socket. Next, drain the remaining water from your faucets so it doesn’t freeze inside the pipes. 

Once you’ve done all of this, search for qualified plumbers in your area and ask them to provide you with a quote. 

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a plumber during the COVID-19 pandemic?

If possible, it’s best to set up a virtual consultation or phone call with a plumber near during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can send a message to a professional plumber near you and ask if they are available to video chat or have a phone call. Use that time to discuss the work that needs to be done. Make sure to ask any questions you have about the project. And lastly, ask the plumber how they handle payments and whether they have any specific safety precautions in place to comply with social distancing. 

How long is a water heater supposed to last?

Your water heater is an essential part of your home, heating water for showers, dishwashing, laundry and more. On average, a traditional water heater will last 8-12 years. The general consensus is that it’s better to replace your water heater with a new one than to repair one that’s 10 years old or more. Older models are less energy-efficient and thus more costly to run than newer models with better technology. Here are some indicators of when it may be time to replace an old water heater instead of repairing it:

  • Leaks: If leaking is not caused by loose connections, the water may be seeping out through slight fractures in the metal of the tank that have formed over time.
  • Strange noises: Clanking, rumbling and other noises can mean that sediment has formed on the base of your tank, contributing to fissures leaks, and inefficiency.
  • Age: If it’s more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to replace.
  • Discolored or rusty water: Have a pro check it out; if the problem isn’t resolved by draining and cleaning, you’ll want to replace the heater.
  • Lack of hot water: Inconsistent heating and hot water supply that runs out too quickly likely means it’s time for a new unit.

What are the signs of a burst pipe?

If your water pressure has suddenly dropped or your sink and toilet have unexpectedly started clogging, you may have a burst pipe. Other tell-tale signs include watermarks on the wall of your bathroom or laundry room, drips or puddles in your home or basement, or water from your faucets that have suddenly turned brown. You may also notice a strange rotten-egg smell or the sound of gurgling water in your home.

If you notice any of these signs, contact a plumber near you to fix your pipes immediately.

Does insurance cover a broken pipe?

Sudden water damage may be included under most homeowners’ insurance policies, but it’s typically not covered if the damage could have been avoided with proper maintenance.

For example, if a pipe in your laundry room suddenly bursts and causes damage to the flooring and walls, that is usually covered by insurance. But if a pipe under your sink has been leaking for months and causes your wood floors to rot, your policy won’t cover that damage.

Always double-check with your insurance agent (or another expert)  to see what your policy covers.

How much does it cost to repair a broken pipe?

The national average cost to repair broken pipes ranges from $120 to $170. Prices can vary depending on the type of damage, whether the pipe is easily accessible, the materials needed and where the pipe is located. For example, an exposed pipe under the sink will likely cost much less than a pipeline in your yard that requires digging. 

Your overall cost will also depend on the hourly rate of the contractor. Most plumbers charge between $60 and $65 per hour for standard pipe repair, and up to $95 per hour for complex plumbing work. 

Contact the best pipe repairers in your area to find out how much it will cost to fix your pipe(s). 

To learn more about pricing factors, read “How much does pipe repair cost?

Reviews for Mount Vernon plumbers
Kimberly H.
We had a pleasant experience with R&R Plumbing to fix a bathroom leak issue. They were able to schedule us in quickly and arrived on time and with great professionalism. As new home owners, we had many other home plumbing questions and they kindly addressed all concerns. We will certainly use them again for our plumbing needs!
Timothy H.
Excellent work… Found the leak and resolved the issue. Will definitely use Frank for any future plumbing projects.
Fast&Serious pipe repair and drain cleaning corp.Fast&Serious pipe repair and drain cleaning corp.
Beatrice F.
Gio was absolutely spectacular. He masterfully diagnosed our plumbing issues and made all the necessary repairs and enhancements in a timely fashion. Many Thanks Gio!
M&A ServicesM&A Services
Kathie B.
Express plumbing is top notch, Reliable, Great work ethic, and friendly. Very considered of your home. They put everything back and it looks brand new.
Express Sewer, Drain Cleaning & Repairs IncExpress Sewer, Drain Cleaning & Repairs Inc
Sean W.
I had a faucet change and the drain pipes under the sink. He work was done correctly and fast. He will use him for all my plumbing jobs, he is great!!
Anthony Plumbing & heatingAnthony Plumbing & heating
J F.
Frank and John made short work of multiple fixtures that needed repair. On time and and finished ahead of schedule. Left area clean and free of refuse. Checked and re-checked their work. Completely satisfied with the job that was done and looking forward to recommending them to friends with plumbing needs.
Fast&Serious pipe repair and drain cleaning corp.Fast&Serious pipe repair and drain cleaning corp.
Carl D.
Josue plumbing was fantastic. They were quick to respond, provided a fair estimate, and started the work immediately. They were courteous and punctual, and worked efficiently to get the job done in 2 days. Very pleased with final work completed. No complaints. I will definitely hire them again!
josue plumbing and heatingjosue plumbing and heating
Juan V.
For anyone out there skeptical about finding a comment plumbing company, you need not look any further than Fenix Pipe Repair & Drain. I had them redo a plumbing job from a previous company on this platform. Mike and his partner came and assessed the job and gave me a rock bottom price!!!! He assured me that he and his partner would only need one day to complete the job and that he would purchase all the materials needed. Not only did he check with me throughout the project to make sure that I was pleased but they finished ahead of schedule. My wife and I were very pleased with his work! So we had the guys from Fenix come back a few weeks later and help fix a shower body. Once again the guys assessed the job a quoted me a fair price! They came back 2 days later and knocked out the job without any issues. They even saved me money by suggesting a cost efficient route to go with instead of replacing the entire shower body! THE GUYS REALLY KNOW THEIR CRAFT! I plan to have them come back in the near future to update some of my older plumbing around the house! Book this guys and you will not be disappointed!!
Fenix Pipe Repair and Drain CleaningFenix Pipe Repair and Drain Cleaning
Robbyn A.
I am so grateful I found Gio - he is kind professional and he knows what he’s doing! I am very very pleased with the work done. I am grateful and I will surely contact him for all of my future plumbing needs! If you want a great job done call Gio! Reliable - hard working - professional and the list goes on!
M&A ServicesM&A Services
Kimberly H.
Fenix pipe repair came to diagnose a problem with our newly installed water line and valve (which was installed by a different plumber) that was leaking heavily when the water was turned on. They were able to diagnose the problem right away and fix it in no time. They were further insightful in recommending easy and inexpensive options for an alternative issue regarding our shower body malfunctioning. We will 100% recommend and use Fenix again for future plumbing issues.
Fenix Pipe Repair and Drain CleaningFenix Pipe Repair and Drain Cleaning
Susan Y.
We have been in contact with Celtic since Nov 2nd after a pipe burst in our home. Celtic told my husband and I over text he would be able to do the work, but would never commit to a date. We are down to one bathroom and our contractor is waiting for the plumbing to be completed before we can redo our bathroom. The final straw is this week. This plumber told us he would call us with a date, that was two days ago. Now we are on month #2 without a bathroom and have to start at square one to find another plumber. I think you are too busy with other clients, at least tell us you can’t do our job. Really awful to leave us hanging for so long especially with the holidays and out of town guests staying at our home.
Celtic Piping and HeatingCeltic Piping and Heating
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